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    #1

    Exclamation should

    heey
    i wanna to know when i can use should instead of if .in the if conditional ??

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    #2

    Re: should

    Quote Originally Posted by yoss View Post
    heey
    I want to (would like to would be more polite) know when I can use "should" instead of "if" in the if conditional.
    You can't.

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    #3

    Re: should

    Hello, yoss.

    My guess is that you are asking about 'inversion' structures, as in:

    If you should change your mind, [...]
    Should you change your mind, [...]

    In this construction, the conjunction 'if' is dropped, and the auxiliary verb 'should' is put before the subject 'you'.(inversion)
    (Please note that 'should' is NOT used instead of 'if'.)

    I hope my response will be of some help to you.

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    #4

    Re: should

    thanks for all of you both
    but i want to know if i can use should instead of in the first ,second and third conditional of if.
    for example..
    *if this house falls down , many people will be killed = should this house fall down , many people will be killed.
    ** if i knew italian , i'd tell you what this word mean = should i know italian , i'd tell you what this word mean.
    *** if you had worn your coat , you wouldn't have caught a cold = should you wear your coat , you wouldn't have caught a cold .

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    #5

    Re: should

    Please edit your post so that it uses correct capitalisation and punctuation. Remember the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: should

    Quote Originally Posted by yoss View Post
    thanks for all of you both
    but i want to know if i can use should instead of in the first ,second and third conditional of if.
    for example..
    *if this house falls down , many people will be killed = should this house fall down , many people will be killed.
    ** if i knew italian , i'd tell you what this word mean = should i know italian , i'd tell you what this word mean.
    *** if you had worn your coat , you wouldn't have caught a cold = should you wear your coat , you wouldn't have caught a cold .
    Try starting each sentence with a capital letter. And capitalize "I." You were corrected on your original post.

    Only the first of your sentences works. "Should this house fall down" is OK. The others are not.

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    #7

    Re: should

    Thank you!
    I will use this notes.

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